7th Pay Commission: Central Govt Employees’ Salary Hike This Month?

The Central government employees, who have been demanding a further hike in the minimum pay in the basic pay against the 7th Pay Commission recommendation, seems to have some good news in the offing for this month, August.

The Central government employees are now waiting for the hike in Dearness Allowances (DA). The CG employees are presently getting 12 per cent DA, which was implemented last in January 2019.

Now, these employees are waiting for the DA announcement for the second half of the year 2019, which they were expecting in July 2019.

What Could Be The DA Hike

While the CG employees are expecting 5 per cent DA hike for the H-2 2019, media reports are making rounds that the DA announcement may get delayed till September 2019.

However, reports are also there the DA announcement may be made this month as the government is in no mood to delay the DA, at least, for the CG employees whose minimum pay hike demand is yet to be considered.

If the government comes up with the 5 per cent, as expected, DA hike for the Central government employees, here’s what the hike they will get:

Level 1 Basic Pay Rs 18,000 — Hike Rs 900

Level 2 Basic Pay Rs 19,900 — Hike Rs 995

Level 3 Basic Pay Rs 21,700 — Hike Rs 1,085

Level 4 Basic Pay Rs 25,500 — Hike Rs 1,275

However, the above mentions of hike is just for a general information as the hike depends on a few more things including the number of years they have served and accordingly the promotion or the hike affect their basic pay and salary.

On the other hand, the demand of the Central government for a hike in the minimum pay continues. While reports were in the past that the Modi government would consider the demand at the earliest, the government is yet to take any decision in this regard.

The Central government employees have been demanding a hike in their present basic pay. They are presently getting a minimum pay of Rs 18,000, but demanding an increase of Rs 8000.